Belgian police on Wednesday detained 15 members of a radical Salafist Islamic group after they harassed passers-by in the city of Antwerp and shouted anti-Western slogans, police said.

The Sharia for Belgium activists distributed leaflets glorifying Islam and criticizing the Western way of life in a central street of the northern port city Antwerpen.

Organisers had made no request for a demonstration, which was therefore authorised,said the spokeswoman.

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